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Job Corps’ Tongue Point Seamanship Academy is training the next generation of maritime workers

Job Corps’ Tongue Point Seamanship Academy is training the next generation of maritime workers

A delegation of ILWU officers from the IBU and ILWU toured theSeamanship Academy at Tongue Point in Astoria,

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Richard Cavalli – Bay Area Clerks leader

Richard Cavalli – Bay Area Clerks leader

Longtime Local 34 and ILWU leader Richard Cavalli passed on January 14, 2016 at the age of

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Adams elected SF Port Commission President

Adams elected SF Port Commission President

ILWU International Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams was unanimously elected President of the San Francisco Port Commission on January 20

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Ralph Rooker: mentor of new leaders

Ralph Rooker: mentor of new leaders

The strikingly tall, lanky figure of Ralph Rooker, who was a regular fixture at Local 10’s dispatch hall and Longshore Caucus meetings for more than five decades, passed on December 19, 2015 in San Francisco, the city where he was born in 1940. Rooker came to longshoring in 1969 after serving two tours in Vietnam [&hellip

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Dear Signet, don’t let Rio Tinto take the sparkle out of Christmas

This holiday season, unions are again calling on one of the world’s largest jewellery retailers to clean up its supplier of diamonds.

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Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

A report by Dan McKisson, Local 19 and Rich Austin, Pensioner

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IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

Members of the IBU, the ILWU’s Marine Division, won a significant settlement in October from Delta Western, an affiliate of Saltchuk Resources

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Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

The 23rd convention of the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) met in Seattle on November 4-6 and committed to bold steps that will boost organizing and training. Elected delegates heard from a variety of speakers, participated in panel discussions, and joined debates, workshops and working groups that went late into the evenings. Important decisions made at the [&hellip

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Pres. McEllrath: ILWU will fight all attacks on safety, collective bargaining rights

Politicians have been publicly and inaccurately blaming congestion at the ports on those of us who work on the docks. They are opportunistically using industry-caused congestion as an excuse to introduce legislation that attacks workers’ collective bargaining rights, threatens our safety, wastes taxpayer dollars — and fails to address the actual root causes of congestion

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ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

Local 26 member David Gonzales is leading an impressive but quiet effort with other volunteers in Wilmington

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